Thursday, January 31, 2013

30 Days, 30 Paintings kChallenge, Painting number 21

Kelly House, Waxhaw, NC
oil on canvas panel
Daily Paintworks

We had  a lovely spring like day in Charlotte on Tuesday, and I went out with my painting friends for some much needed plein air painting.  Waxhaw, named after Waxhaw Indians, is a  small town south of Charlotte, which a one time was filled with antique shops.  Most of the antique stores have disappeared, but Waxhaw still retains a charming vibe.

Yesterday's painting was inadvertently left at friends studio before I took a photo.  The challenge ends today, and I have no painting for today.  So I did 22 paintings in all, none on the weekends this time, instead of 30.  I'm disappointed in myself for not meeting the challenge requirements, but still had fun doing what I did.

Starting next week, I plan to concentrate on larger paintings for a while, although I may do some small ones to warm up the old painting fingers!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

30 Days, 30 Paintings Challenge, Painting 20

A Touch of Red
oil on canvas panel
95.00--on Daily Paintworks

This painting is actually from yesterday.  I have a new one for today, painted plein air in Waxhaw, NC.  I'll post it tomorrow night.

Monday, January 28, 2013

30 Days, 30 Paintings Challenge, days 17, 18, 19,

The Red Shed, Bay St. Louis, MS

Lake View, Pearson Lake, Union County, NC

Looking, Sanibel

I'm still behind, but working at catching up.  I have not painted on weekends, ut will this
weekend for sure.

All paintings listed on Daily Paintworks--Just click the icon on the right hand column.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

30 Days, 30 Paintings Challenge

Well, guess who is a little behind!  I do have one from yesterday, but
it's too dark for a good photo.

Here's one I started today.  It's quite large--24x36, I believe, so I didn't finish
it, but hope to by Friday.

I am especially working on having a variety of edges--broken, hard, soft, and disappearing.

Friday, January 18, 2013

30 Days, 30 Paintings Challenge--days 14-16


Two Boats
oil on canvas panel

oil on canvas panel

Calm Water

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

30 Days, 30 Paintings,--days 11, 12, 13

No Food
oil on canvas panel

Country Road
oil on canvas panel

Fall Tree
oil on canvas panel

Well, here are the latest paintings and I am quite displeased with
them.  Somehow when my computer was "fixed" I lost my ability to
edit (fix command) my these pauintings
are not exactly representive of the real thing.

I think I just need to buy a new laptop every 3 years!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

30 Days, 30 Paintings--Day 10

Olive Grove
Daily Paintworks

I can now upload paintings!  Yea!  However, it's a different process and it
took a while to  figure it out.

I labeled this day 10 because I have lost track of which painting was 
painted when.  I'll try to get all the others on next week.

Right now I have to go paint!!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Library Computer

I am in the library using a computer because mine is being "fixed."  I may be able to pick it up tomorrow afternoon, and if so I'll post all the 30 days, 30 Paintings up to date.  Connie

Friday, January 4, 2013

30 Days, 30 Paintings, painting number 3

My computer will still not upload photos, although I have spent several tedious and stressful hours doing all the things "help" tells me to.  I am now looking for a laptop "fixer."

My third painting is a farm in Union County, NC.  You can view it on Daily Paintworks.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

30 days, 30 paintings, second painting

I cheated a wee bit on this one.  I began this painting before Christmas, but it just wasn't working, so I scraped it down.  However, I loved the colors and thought I could rescue it.

Cuties are tiny, little mandarins from California.  They are so sweet, seedless, easy to peel, and, of course, cute.

Well, it seems that I cannot upload the Cuties painting.  As soon as I can figure it out, I'll post.

Any ideas would be appreciated. 

Still having problems.  Here's a link to see California Cuties on daily paintworks.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

30 paintings, 30 days--first painting

So begins my 30 days of producing a painting each day as challenged by master painter, Leslie Saeta.  I gave some thought as to how I would proceed with this.  At first I decided to choose a theme and represent it in 30 ways.  I rejected the idea for now, but will save it for another time.  I've chosen to just paint as I always do--just letting the day and mood decide on the subject and the treatment of the subject.


Sun Reflection
oil on canvas panel
 Daily Paintworks

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

30 Days, 30 Paintings!

 My company has left, and I was a sad to see them go.  We did have a wonderful holiday.

But now that things are back to normal, my thoughts have, of course, turned to painting!  I have joined Leslie Saeta's challenge to paint a painting every day for 30 days.  There are already over 200 participants.  Today I will straighten up the studio and pick out 5 to 10 photos to work from, also set up some still lifes.

If you would like to read about the challenge on Leslie's blog and see the participants, click on this link:

We start tomorrow!
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